Mixing play sand and marine substrate for DT

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  1. neo

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    Howdy,
    with marine substrate from the LFS being expensive I was thinking if it would be worth mixing regies play sand and some LFS bought marine substrate for my DT.
    Then i don't need to buy as much substrate from LFS but hopefully get some of the bennifit of the LFS substrate.
    what di you think - my head not so lekka today??:p
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you can do so just make sure its washed out well (the play sand) and a simular grain size.. (assuming you want it for a DSB (?))...
     
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    was thinking to use this mix for my DT only , DSB would be play sand.
    will a mix be better than play sand only or not worth the trouble?
     
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    sorry only read the DT part now.. the more aragonite you have in the system the better.. but from an expense point of view id go play sand in the DSB as its main function is denitrification not buffing..
     
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    I have a mixture of about 2 to 1 of play sand and finely crushed coral for my DT and looks great! So I say go for it and just wash the playsand well!
     
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    thx, think i will do so.
    now for the rest of the planning...
     
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